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Lesley Bartlett

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Lesley Bartlett

Professor
Educational Policy Studies (EPS)

201 Education Building  binoculars icon
1000 Bascom Mall
Madison, WI 53706-1326
Office: 608/263-2091

lbartlett2@wisc.edu

Curriculum Vitae

Personal Biography

Lesley Bartlett is a Professor in Educational Policy Studies. She is also affiliated with Anthropology, Curriculum and Instruction, and Latin American, Caribbean, and Iberian Studies (LACIS). An anthropologist by training who works in the field of International and Comparative Education, Professor Bartlett does research in literacy studies (including multilingual literacies), migration, and educator professional development. In 2019, Professor Bartlett was named Faculty Director of the Institute for Regional and International Studies at University of Wisconsin-Madison. She currently co-edits the Anthropology and Education Quarterly with her colleague, Professor Stacey Lee.


Education

Ph D, Anthropology
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC

BA, English Education with highest honor in English
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


Research Interests

Engaging anthropological theories and methodologies, my research tends to address three general areas: literacy studies (including multilingual literacies), migration, and educator professional development. I have completed projects on youth and adult literacy programs in Brazil; Freirean-inspired literacy programs; a bilingual high school for newcomer Latino immigrant youth in New York City; schooling for Haitian-descent youth in the Dominican Republic; the international expansion of early grade reading programs; learner-centered pedagogies in Tanzania; and refugee education in Kenya. My current research considers the impact of Dominican maternal migration on the educational and migration aspirations of the children who remain in the Dominican Republic and who are born in or brought to the U.S.

Publications

  • Bartlett, L., & Dowd, A.J. (2019). The Need for Speed: Interrogating the Dominance of Oral Reading Fluency in International Reading Efforts. Comparative Education Review. 63(2), 189-212.
  • Bartlett, L., Oliveira, G., & Ungemah, L. (2018). Cruel Optimism: Migration and Schooling for Dominican Newcomer Immigrant Youth. Anthropology and Education Quarterly. 49(4), 444-461.
  • Bartlett, L., & Vavrus, F. (2017). Rethinking Case Study Research: A Comparative Approach. New York, NY: Routledge.
  • Bartlett, L., Dowd, A.J., & Jonason, C. (2015). Problematizing early grade reading: Should the post-2015 agenda treasure what is measured? International Journal of Educational Development. 40(1), 308–314.
  • Bartlett, L., & Ghaffar-Kucher, A. (2013). Refugees, Immigrants, and Education in the Global South: Lives in Motion. New York: Routledge.
  • Vavrus, F., & Bartlett, L. (2013). Teaching in Tension: International Pedagogies, National Policies, and Teachers’ Practices in Tanzania. Rotterdam: Sense Publishers.
  • Bartlett, L., & Garcia, O. (2011). Additive Schooling in Subtractive Times: Bilingual Education and Dominican Immigrant Youth in the Heights. Nashville: Vanderbilt University Press.
  • Bartlett, L. (2010). The Word and the World: The Cultural Politics of Literacy in Brazil. Creskill, NJ: Hampton Press.
  • Bartlett, L. (2008). Literacy’s Verb: Exploring What Literacy Is and What Literacy Does. International Journal of Educational Development. 28(6), 737–753.
  • Bartlett, L. (2005). Dialogue, knowledge, and teacher-student relations: Freirean pedagogy in theory and practice. Comparative Education Review. 49(3), 344–364.

Awards and Honors

  • Other
    Organization: Other
    Date(s): 2020 - 2023
  • Other
    Organization: Other
    Description: with Amy Jo Dowd
    Date(s): 2020
  • Other
    Organization: Other
    Date(s): 2019
  • Other
    Organization: Other
    Date(s): 2018
  • Other
    Organization: Other
    Date(s): May 2016 - May 2018
  • Other
    Organization: Spencer Foundation
    Date(s): August 2015 - April 2016
  • Other
    Organization: Other
    Description: for Refugees, Immigrants, and Education in the Global South: Lives in Motion (2013)

    with Ameena Ghaffar-Kucher
    Date(s): 2014
  • Other
    Organization: Other
    Date(s): January 2009 - December 2009
  • Other
    Organization: Other
    Date(s): 2008
  • Other
    Organization: Other
    Date(s): 2001

Memberships

  • Council on Anthropology and Education (CAE)
    Member Since: January 1, 1994
  • Comparative and International Education Society (CIES)
    Scope of Organization: International, Member Since: January 1, 1993
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